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Australian Universities go for SafeZone
A quarter of a million students and staff now have access to new campus safety system.
Deakin University, RMIT University, University of South Australia and Queensland University of Technology have joined the University of Wollongong and Curtin University in offering SafeZone to more than a quarter of a million students, staff and visitors for the 2014 academic year.
Providing the safest possible environment is a challenge for all universities worldwide. CriticalArc’
The free SafeZone app makes it easy for students and staff to get help with a single tap on their phone. Once signed up for their university, users can send a location-based alert directly to all response team members when they need help. Within seconds the security team, also using Smartphones, receives each alert. With a clear map view of the situation, including locations of other team members, the team can coordinate a quick and effective response to any user’s need.
SafeZone complements its incident response capabilities with fast, cost-effective mass notifications and a unique Lone Worker feature for proactive safety management for those working alone.
“We’re very pleased to be launching SafeZone”, said Kean Selway, Deakin University’s Vice-President (Enterprise)
“At UniSA, our campuses have diverse environments, ranging from busy CBD campuses adjacent vibrant entertainment precincts, to large urban campuses as well as regional and remote locations,” said Dominic Marafioti, Campus Facilities Manager at the University of South Australia. “SafeZone gives us the opportunity to improve safety and security service provision, improving incident detection as well as response capabilities without the need to invest in complicated communications solutions. Our students and staff now can have a Help Point in their pocket whilst utilising our facilities, and our security team members have control room functionality on their belts” Mr Marafioti added.
CriticalArc (www.criticalarc.com) is a leading security technology company that has revolutionised the way safety and security is managed in universities. CriticalArc’
Managing safety in critical situations more effectively and economically than is possible by using traditional methods, SafeZone is currently used by universities with a combined student and staff population of over 250,000.
Visit www.safezoneapp.com for links to app stores and more information.
Glenn Farrant, CEO CriticalArc